Pain Relief For Your Dog Using Etodolac

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Read the following article to find out details about the correct dosage of Etogesic (etodolac) for dogs, side effects, safety information and more.

Etodolac is an NSAID (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug) that is often prescribed to dogs to control pain amongst other things. You may have heard of other NSAIDs before, such as Rimadyl.

Etodolac dosage for dogs

Give your dog 5 mg for every pound they weigh. Guidelines recommend that you avoid giving this drug to any dogs weighing 10 lbs or under. As an example, if your dog is 60 lbs in weight, you would give 60 x 5 = 300 mg of etodolac. Give this medication with food to avoid irritation of the stomach lining. Do not exceed 6 mg per pound unless your veterinarian tells you to do so.

Is etodolac safe for dogs?

Etodolac is certainly safe for use in most dogs. However, you must be careful in case your dog is hypersensitive to NSAIDs which can cause serious problems. Other drugs in the class includes aspirin and carprofen, if your dog has ever had a reaction to other NSAIDs in the past seek advice from a vet before proceeding.

Safety precautions

  • Consult with a vet before using this drug on your pet
  • Administer this medication with food
  • Do not give to puppies
  • Do not give to dogs weighing 10lbs or less
  • Do not give to dogs with kidney problems
  • Do not mix with other NSAIDs

When using this drug, you should carefully monitor signs in your dog which could signal stomach problems or kidney problems. If your dog’s vomit or stools contain traces of blood, seek immediate advice from a veterinarian. On the same note, if your pet appears to be urinating more or less frequently than usual then it could be a sign of kidney damage, and again, you should seek medical advice immediately. As your dog’s condition improves, the veterinarian may begin lowering the dosage gradually. Do not mix etodolac with other NSAID medication.

Uses of etodolac for dogs

Etodolac is a common prescription for treating problems in your dog such as:

  • Pain
  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis

Side effects of etodolac use in dogs

Most side effects are nothing to worry about, but in serious cases your dog may develop stomach ulcers or kidney damage. Administering the drug with food helps to lower the risk of stomach ulcers. Also you may notice vomiting, lack of coordination and rapid breathing. In any of these events you should seek medical advice.

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